Deepika Padukone‘s portrayal of Meera in Imtiaz Ali‘s Love Aaj Kal was one of the first movies where we saw the powerhouse of talent this girl is. On the 7th anniversary of the movie, a fan of the actress and the character has written a heartwarming note on how Meera is a role model for all of us. It was so well-written, Deepika too couldn’t help but share it on her social media.
Thank you for this heart warming note Mihika…Repost @mihikadutta As ‘Love Aaj Kal’ celebrates its 7th Anniversary today, here’s my ode to one of @deepikapadukone most inspiring & relatable characters ever, Meera. How many times do you see a character that makes you think – Wow…I should be more like her! Meera was one of those characters for me. Someone who took life in her own hands and said ‘I got this. I know what I want to do and I am going to do it’. From creating her identity to being comfortable with just being the girl who is in love with a boy, from taking wrong decisions to unapologetically owning up to the mistakes she has made, Meera was wonderfully raw and real. Towards the end of the movie, Saif’s character finds her at the restoration site and confesses his love for her. You see Meera finally break down here – few seconds, one scene and one thousand emotions. THIS is the scene that has stayed with me from the movie, the one I’ve gone back to YouTube to watch repeatedly. This scene makes her so beautifully relatable. The girl who makes sacrifices for her work, lives by her own rules, makes tough decisions – but is always looking for a little love. Her girl next door traits with her courage to live on her own terms. I think I am like that in more ways than one & also hope to be. So, @deepikapadukone. Here’s to you. For choosing characters that stay with us long after the 120 minutes of the movie are over. Characters that inspire us, characters that make us think. In its own wonderful way Meera changed a little bit of me for the good and I thank you for that. I hope my love reaches you through this. xoxo